[whatwg] Character encoding of document.open()ed documents
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Mar 31 12:11:28 PDT 2010
On 3/31/10 10:37 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Gecko sets the document's character encoding to UTF-8 and uses UTF-8 to decode the external resource.
One more clarifying question.... Does Gecko use UTF-8, or the encoding
of whatever document it was open() got called on?
> WebKit uses the encoding of the opener. IE8 (both with compat view button pressed and not pressed) sets the document's character encoding to "unicode" and uses UTF-8 to decode the external resource. Opera uses Windows-1252 to decode the external resource.
Similar question for IE.
>>> None of IE, WebKit or Opera let the meta charset in a document.open()ed document have any effect
>> As in, it doesn't affect how external resources with no encoding labels are handled?
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